Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Socratic Method, Nero, Masons, the French Revolution, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Roman mythology, Christianity, Post-Roman literature, Milton, and Blake. This is class 3 of 8.
Gregory Corso presents a class on the Sumerian Gilgamesh epic, discussing the historical background of the epic, Gilgamesh as a tragic seeker, the goddess Tiamat, the relationship of Enkidu to Gilgamesh and the animal world, and immortality and impermanence.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso on poetry. Class begins with discussion on Thoreau and continues with student poems. The class concludes with an analysis of William Blake's Sick Rose. The tape ends with a piece of a separate class including Corso and Allen Ginsberg reading a poem. This is workshop 2 of 2.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Zodiac cycle of history, poetry of the Aryan Age, Neanderthal magic, Sappho, Hermes, Gilgamesh, whales, fate, and Gnostics. This is class 1 of 8.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso on archaic language and tailoring the poem. The class discussion includes Egyptian language, Count St. German, magic, obsolete words, and student works. This is class 5 of 8.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso covering various topics including Plutarch, Catullus, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Burroughs, Kerouac, Cassidy, time travel, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sapphics. This is class 7 of 8.
The first two classes in a "History of poetry" series by Allen Ginsberg in the summer of 1975, taught by Gregory Corso while Ginsberg was sick. Corso holds the class in a "Socratic" format, allowing the students to ask him questions about anything they wish. He describes his process of editing and shaping a poem, and also talks about his family and relations with members of the Beat generation.
This section of Beat and other Rebel Angels course taugh by Joanne Kyger in 1991 begins with students reading papers based on their learnings of Lew Welch. Joanne then proceeds to give a detailed account of Gregory Corso's life with anecdotal stories interspersed. She talks of his incarceration and first finding literature and writing while in Clinton jail and how he first met Allen Ginsberg. The students then read Corso's poem "Marriage." A tape of Corso reading his poems "All...
A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes from 1975. Ginsburg discusses William Shakespeare and Ben Johnson in detail. Putting poetry to music, and the poet James Shirley are also discussed.
A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Gregory Corso helps teach the class. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Hood are discussed extensively. The class reads from Shelley, and Ginsberg recites Shelley's "Ode to the west wind."
David Cope class. Cope talks about imagist and objectivist poetry. He reads several of his poems including "Baseball" and "The Stars." He and Allen Ginsberg dialogue about some other poets: Reznikov, Hartley, etc. Gregory Corso tells a story about Trungpa Rinpoche.continues on 80P125. This is class 4 of 4.